Ball raises 40000 for charity 2009: United Dairy

Ball raises 40000 for charity

The United Dairy Women&8217s annual Milk Lover&8217s Ball raised $40,000 for local children&8217s charities &8212 more than double last year&8217s proceeds.

President of United Dairy Women Michelle Heavyside said the money will be distributed between local children&8217s homes, the back pack program with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, general agriculture and dairy science scholarship programs. Heavyside said the event sold out two weeks in advance of the ball and people came as far as Holland to learn about the dairy industry in Clovis. Feb. 13, 1947

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